Attys Gear Up To Serve On Election Day's Front Lines
Gerry Hebert, director of the Voting Rights Institute within the non-profit Campaign Legal Center, holds a few training sessions each year to teach law students, lawyers and expert witnesses how to spot problems on the ground and bring litigation. "The most important thing I say in my trainings is, take good notes," he said. "I tell them that there are dos and don'ts. In some states if you're a poll watcher, you cannot talk to a voter. Some states may have an issue with you filming on your phone something that's happening in the polling place. You want to know what those rules are. You don't want to go ahead and start filming and then be kicked out."
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